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Mission / Goals

mission marq 2015

Project Dance® is a movement of dancers seeking to positively impact culture through artistic integrity. Our desire is to see every dancer nurtured to their fullest human potential for their own wellbeing and their contribution to the world. We offer training, education, and performance opportunities for dancers worldwide who desire to dance with integrity to inspire.


The Project Dance Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with the mission of providing training, networking, education and performing opportunities for dancers worldwide.  We seek to make dance accessible to the public through outdoor/open air performances in prominent urban locations such as New York City, London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Washington DC.  These concerts bring hope and healing to humanity and offer a positive message to those who attend.   Dancers around the world gather to encourage and support one another through training, networking and performing.  Our goal is to see every dancer nurtured to their fullest human potential, and by doing so, to realize a more positive and redemptive culture of dance and entertainment for the future generations.


  • To impact culture through artistic integrity
  • To nurture the emotional and practical needs of dancers
  • To build community among dancers
  • To train and educate the next generation of dancers


The Project Dance Foundation is guided by the principle that dance is valid in three areas:  work, worship and witness.  We support dancers in every arena as they seek their unique calling in the dance world.

      HOW WE DO IT

The Project Dance Foundation and its three program areas:  Events, Atmosphere, and Broadway Underground are all made possible by more than 500 volunteers who serve within the organization.  More than 1500 dancers are encouraged and supported through Project Dance each year.

        WHO WE ARE

The founder of The Project Dance Foundation is Cheryl Cutlip, former Radio City Rockette and Westminster Theological Seminary student.  Project Dance began in 2002 shortly after the events of 911 as a way of bringing hope and healing to the broken city streets of New York.  Participating dancers along with the public were moved by the event and desired to repeat the event the following year.  Today Project Dance is in more than 10 cities and there are a total of 20 cities slated to host Project Dance events in the future.  The New York event, now in its 13th year has a governor’s proclamation and has been named as one of the top ten dance events in New York City. The Project Dance Foundation (EIN 41-2098775) is exempt from U.S. federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.